We started the Flyhomes Cash Offers program—in which we buy homes in cash on behalf of our clients—after many clients lost out on homes they loved because they were making financed offers against cash buyers in competitive markets. Continue reading The Advantages of Cash Offers
This time of year, filing taxes is at the top of most people’s to-do list. The media buzz seems to circle around how much lower refunds are this year due to the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 (TCJA 2017). Despite the potential negative implication of the recent tax law changes, homeownership still provides a significant benefit. Continue reading 2018 Homeowner Tax Benefits (Are Still a Thing!)
The idea of buying a home with less than 20% down may seem taboo, but in today’s real estate market it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it may actually be beneficial. Continue reading You Don’t Need a 20% Down Payment
After browsing a few different buildings, the two things that drew me into mine was the proximity to Downtown and Chinatown, enough access to public transportation that I could sell my car, and the view from the rooftop. That’s how I ended up in Pioneer Square, though I call it “P2”. Continue reading What I Love About Pioneer Square
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is insurance required by lenders in most scenarios when the borrower makes a down payment of less than 20% on their home purchase. It protects your lender if you default on your mortgage and allows them to recoup losses related to the lower amount of equity in the home. Continue reading What is PMI?
FHA, VA … OMG! When you start to learn about mortgage loans, it can be a little like learning a new language. We created this cheat sheet about 4 common loan types to give you a quick way to know what you’re likely to qualify for and what you might want to choose when you start to shop for a loan. Continue reading Comparing 4 Common Mortgage Loan Types
There seems to be an endless number of myths out there surrounding what can and cannot hurt your credit score. Let’s debunk some of these myths once and for all. Continue reading “Will This Hurt My Credit Score?” 5 Credit Myths, Debunked
This post is the start of a new series where we’ll explore why people love the neighborhoods where they live … we’re kicking it off with Ballard! Continue reading What I Love About Ballard
More often than not, when you commit to a lender for your home purchase, your lender stays with you only until your loan funds. After that point, a loan is usually sold to an investor and/or a loan servicer who will run the day-to-day upkeep of your account. Continue reading What is Loan Servicing? Find Out How it Can Complicate Your Mortgage Payment.
Photos of Flyhomes employees’ adorable pets.
Continue reading February 20 is Love Your Pet Day!